Apollo 11 memorabilia values and prices at auction

Apollo 11 was the first mission to land humans on the moon, making it one of the most historic events in human history.

Memorabilia related to the mission is highly sought after by collectors around the world.

In this blog post, we will explore some of the most popular types of Apollo 11 memorabilia and their values and prices at auction.

1. Flown Items: Items that were actually flown on the Apollo 11 mission, such as a piece of the spacecraft or a flag carried on the lunar module, are the most valuable Apollo 11 memorabilia. In 2019, a small American flag that was carried on the mission sold for $5.2 million at auction.

2. Autographs: Autographs of the Apollo 11 astronauts, particularly Neil Armstrong, are highly valued by collectors. In 2018, a signed photograph of Armstrong on the lunar surface sold for $52,000 at auction.

3. Medals and Badges: Medals and badges awarded to the Apollo 11 astronauts and crew members are highly sought after by collectors. In 2019, a medal presented to Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin by the National Geographic Society sold for $62,500 at auction.

4. Photographs: Photographs of the Apollo 11 mission, particularly those taken by the astronauts themselves, are highly prized by collectors. In 2018, a photograph of Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface taken by Neil Armstrong sold for $35,000 at auction.

5. Documents and Paperwork: Historical documents related to the Apollo 11 mission, such as mission plans or flight manuals, can be highly valued by collectors. In 2019, a flight plan for the Apollo 11 mission sold for $275,000 at auction.

In conclusion, Apollo 11 memorabilia values and prices at auction vary greatly depending on their rarity, condition, and historical significance.

Collectors should be aware of the authenticity of these items and should do their research to ensure that they are purchasing legitimate memorabilia.

Owning a piece of Apollo 11 history can be a meaningful way to pay tribute to one of the most significant achievements in human history.

About your Author:

Adrian Roose has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the rare stamp & memorabilia industry during which he has sold over £50m of unique items, helping build collections for Royalty, household name celebrities and 1,000s of collectors around the world.

Adrian was previously a Director at Stanley Gibbons, a Board Member of Stampex, and Executive Director of Paul Fraser Collectibles, PFC Auctions and JustCollecting, prior to founding The Memorabilia Club.

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